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Special Issue "Isolation of Marine Polysaccharides for Industrial and Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Christine Delbarre-Ladrat

Ifremer, Laboratoire Ecosystèmes Microbiens et Molécules Marines pour les Biotechnologies EM3B, 44311 Nantes, France
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Interests: physiology; phylogenetics and genomics of marine bacteria; enzymes to modify polysaccharides; production and molecular biosynthesis of exopolysaccharides; antimicrobial compounds
Guest Editor
Dr. Sylvia Colliec-Jouault

Ifremer, Laboratoire Ecosystèmes Microbiens et Molécules Marines pour les Biotechnologies EM3B, 44311 Nantes, France
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Interests: isolation of marine polysaccharides from a diverse marine biomass (algae, microalgae, bacteria, etc), design of “Glycosaminoglycan-mimetics”, development of biotechnological and pharmaceutical products

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine polysaccharides offer a source of safe, biocompatible, biodegradable, and valuable renewable products with specific biological functions emphasized by a significant structural diversity. Among them, anionic heteropolysaccharides emerging from the marine biodiversity are highly attractive for the isolation of innovative molecules for industrial and biological applications. Natural polysaccharides can be isolated from marine macro-resources (e.g., crustaceans, sea cucumbers, seaweeds, etc.) as well as marine microorganisms (e.g., micro-algae, bacteria, fungi, etc.). From this huge diversity, high-added-value bioactive molecules can be designed thanks to structural modifications undertaken either by chemical or by enzymatic processes to improve their efficiency. This Special Issue of Molecules aims to identify or review the latest emerging cutting-edge research on polysaccharides and/or their derivatives from the marine biodiversity. Among others, manuscripts dealing with structural determination, production optimization, biosynthesis mechanisms, chemical and enzymatic modifications, and potential innovative applications driven by structural features are welcome.

Dr. Christine Delbarre-Ladrat
Dr. Sylvia Colliec-Jouault
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • marine biodiversity
  • polysaccharide
  • exopolysaccharide
  • anionic polysaccharide
  • sulfated polysaccharide
  • marine-derived polysaccharide
  • oligosaccharide
  • structure
  • production
  • biosynthesis
  • modification
  • structure-function relationship
  • depolymerization
  • sulfation
  • CAZyme
  • glycoside hydrolase
  • polysaccharide lyase
  • sulfotransferase
  • sulfatase
  • biotechnology
  • heparin-like
  • heparinoid
  • glycosaminoglycan-like molecule
  • glycosaminoglycan-mimetic

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